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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Is Volkswagen dismayed by anti-union vote in Tennessee?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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THIS suggests that anti-union rhetoric from Republican politicians might have backfired:

When employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., considered unionization, Republican officials – at the local, state, and national level – pulled out all the stops to prevent it. It was a multifaceted push, but GOP policymakers argued that killing unionization would offer a brighter future – for the plant, the workers, and the whole region.


 


The argument, dubious or not, worked and the plant workers rejected the opportunity to join the United Automobile Workers union. But in an ironic twist, instead of encouraging VW to do ...

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